Heh. Charles Rangel’s quite the piece of work — or piece of something. Rangel might have used his PAC to defend himself against ethics charges, which would be a violation of… you guessed it: ethics rules.

The corruption circle-of-life continues perpetually:

The Federal Election Commission is investigating a complaint that Rep. Charles Rangel improperly used his National Leadership PAC to fund his legal defense on ethics charges for which he was censured Thursday, The Post has learned.

The FEC is acting on a complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center filed after The Post reported last month that Rangel paid nearly $400,000 from his PAC.

It’s a little like being accused of bank robbery, hiring a lawyer for your defense, instructing him to plead “not guilty” on your behalf, and then robbing a different bank to pay him.

Update: Now he’s just rubbing it in:

The Harlem Democrat said that as he stood on the House floor Thursday for a verbal rebuke by the speaker, he thought of “the people in my district and throughout the United States who feel the pain of unemployment, lack of jobs, lack of hope.”

Nothing like being in the unemployment line and hearing a corrupt career politician partly responsible for the country’s woes express appreciation at the fact that he’s not being made to live in a reality he helped create for everybody else.


6 Responses to “Not Out of the Woods Yet: Rangel Being Rangel”

  1. SignPainterGuy on December 6th, 2010 1:51 pm

    When I saw this a month or more ago, I wondered then if anything would come of the story; at that time, it wasn`t a given that his other ethics charges would be prosecuted ! After Nan P`s abreviated reading of the charge(s) in open session, will this new charge result in more than a passing mention ?

    We mere mortals would be under the jail for far less ! Has anyone heard of him spending other than "Other People`s Money" ?

  2. maladroit on December 6th, 2010 2:37 pm

    Doesn't it irk you even more knowing that Rangel is still allowed to vote on laws and policy that directly effects (or infects) us all?

    He should have been tossed out when Pelosi raked-up whatever scum was left on the bottom of the swamp she drained when….oh…wait…never mind.

  3. Marshall_Will on December 6th, 2010 2:50 pm

    "corruption circle-of-life"

    Well.., you weren't expecting he'd pay for his own defense out of his own pocket, were you? Doug has the proper context for this sordid tale, what could possibly exhibit their disconnect w/ those huddled in the unemployment line than a casual comment like that?

    Translation? ( The only way you're getting 'me' out of DC is feet first! ) It's another Monday, and I'm still here. This is already over where he's concerned. Get a life. Oh and Fa' you. And no, that's not Fa' as in Fa' so la te da.

  4. Marshall_Will on December 6th, 2010 5:33 pm

    I'm thinking what the Dem's need right now to get out of this hopeless -funk- they're in is to run an Assange/Griffin Ticket in 2012.

    Just THINK of the possibilities! The D-lister and her Co-Non President/Founder can run the country from undisclosed/on-the-lamb locations abroad via the Internet!

    No more stoopid vetting processes or needless Constitution! No more hassling over taxes, 'voting' in Cyber-merica will be accomplished via AT & T texting ( $1.99 per min. + Standard Long Distance charges ) And trust me, there's always puh-lenty of stuff to vote about? We'll even throw in Van Jones as Fairness Czar for the ladies' eye candy..?

    *Paid for by Soros Is God 2012 Campaign

  5. OK_Loyalist on December 6th, 2010 9:56 pm

    I'm as shocked as Captain Louis Renault was over the gambling at Rick's Café Américain !

  6. Irate Nate on December 6th, 2010 10:18 pm

    “the people in my district and throughout the United States who feel the pain of unemployment, lack of jobs, lack of hope.”

    Of course the people have lost hope, Charlie. What do you expect, with "leaders" like you?

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